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Offlinefarmer_maggot
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Plastic vs glass bottles for storage
    #439319 - 10/28/01 01:32 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)


There was a post or tek that discussed using freon or other inert gas to displace the oxygen in a storage container in order to prolong storage of capsules.

The writer made a point of saying that plastic bags do not prevent air exchange and therefore he recommended an air tight bottle instead. I would expect that a dark bottle would be better as well, in order to reduce light.

So, dark bottle, sounds like a vitamin bottle. However, I noticed that most vitamin bottles these days are actually a hardened plastic, not glass. So my question is whether the hard plastic vitamin bottles are adequate for this inert gas approach or is glass better?

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Re: Plastic vs glass bottles for storage [Re: farmer_maggot]
    #439346 - 10/28/01 02:02 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I have one of these "Pump & Seal" food savers. Works over and over for glass and plastic jars.

Check it out (This isnt my sale and Im not suggesting you need one. I have one and it works, thats the only reason I show you think EBay link)

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1288719958


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Re: Plastic vs glass bottles for storage [Re: marx2k]
    #439347 - 10/28/01 02:04 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Dont use freon, use CO2. Mix some vinegar and baking soda, then "pour" off the CO2 into the bottle


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Re: Plastic vs glass bottles for storage [Re: farmer_maggot]
    #439402 - 10/28/01 03:09 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I've read that you can also get a little dry ice (not too difficult- look in the phone book for chemical suppliers, if they don't have it they'll know who does), put it in the bottom of the jar next to the mushrooms. Since it's heavier than air it will displace all the oxygen. When the dry ice is completely evaporated, then screw the lid shut. Voila, much less oxidation (correct term?) and the mushies should last a long time. To answer you're question, I'd go with glass just to be safe, I'm not sure all those pill bottles will keep out oxygen effectively.

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Re: Plastic vs glass bottles for storage [Re: razer]
    #439412 - 10/28/01 03:20 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)


My friend was thinking of using "Dust Off" compressed gas product (as per recommendation on this forum). Easy to find at Costco or photo stores. I suspect it is not freon per se, but some form of inert gas. Here are specs. What is your objection?

http://www.falconsafety.com/dustoff/msds/dpsxl.html

SECTION I - CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Trade Name: "Dymel" 152a

Chemical Name: Difluoroethane, R152a


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Re: Plastic vs glass bottles for storage [Re: farmer_maggot]
    #439417 - 10/28/01 03:26 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I used to use that stuff in photography- If I remember correctly it evaporates super fast, probably would be near impossible to use in hard containers. It would work if it's heavier than air, like CO2 is.

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